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Faeries doesn't need one or two pieces to become relevant again. It needs to not be so dependant on playing a specific card at the right moment in order to not suck. The difference between having and not having a Bitterblossom on the board on turn 2 is HUGE - you can take on most decks in the format if you land a BB on curve, but you'll feel like you're playing a shitty Standard control deck in a Modern match if you don't. And since Bitterblossom is an enchantment, you need to tap out on your turn to cast it - so, you won't have any mana open for counterspells/removal to interact with the opponent on the most crucial turn in the game. You just can't afford to do that in Modern, especially in such an aggro-oriented meta as the current one.
August 20, 2017 6:27 p.m.
Your deck has the same problem as most mono-black Waste Not / Liliana's Caress decks: all your cards are focused on discard, your wincon depends on discard, yet you seem to forget that players start the game with only seven cards and use them up faster than they draw. And once your opponent is hellbent (i.e. has no cards in hand), your deck does absolutely nothing.
If you really want to win by Liliana's Caress/Waste Not effects instead of doing what competitive discard decks usually do (The Rack/Shrieking Affliction, which is a much better strategy btw), you should splash red and replace your creatures (which are all really weak and overcosted, even for a budget casual deck) with spells like Burning Inquiry and Sign in Blood, which refill your opponent's hand to make your discard spells useful again. Some creatures do that for you as well, such as Master of the Feast.
August 20, 2017 11:18 a.m.
SSJ_Weegee: great suggestion! I was using Generator Servant as copies 5-8 of Burning-Tree Emissary, but I was less than satisfied with it for a variety of reasons. Hidden Herbalists is just what I needed to replace it!
August 4, 2017 9:10 a.m.
For what it's worth, Verdurous Gearhulk can be an 8/8 with trample, costs one less mana and is more versatile than either of those. But anyway...
I like cumulative upkeep, if only because it appears on many of my favorite cards ever. I still want to make not-too-terrible decks centered around Jotun Grunt, Vexing Sphinx and Braid of Fire one day, and Sheltering Ancient is the best card in my favorite deck (Uh, are you sure that's a 5 and not a 2...?). You guys wouldn't believe how many times I've had someone use sorcery-speed removal on my Ancient with no creatures on their side of the board, just because they didn't realize it'd die on my next upkeep anyway.
August 3, 2017 6:31 p.m.
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